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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1454–1465

Method for effectively utilizing tunable one-pump fiber parametric wavelength converters as an enabling device for WDM routers

Sheng Cui, Deming Liu, Ying Wang, and Feng Tu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1454-1465 (2009)

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In this paper a method is proposed to maximize the bandwidth of the WDM router based on one-pump fiber parametric wavelength converters. It is proved that for such converters there exists an optimum signal (idler) frequency at which the output (input) tuning range can be maximized. Analytical expressions of the optimum frequency and the maximal tuning range are deduced. Then a two-stage bidirectional wavelength conversion method is proposed. With this method the bandwidth of the WDM router based on such a converter can be significantly improved compared to the one-stage ones by 252% if ordinary highly nonlinear fibers are used or 390% if fibers with optimal fourth order dispersion are used.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2009
Published: January 26, 2009

Sheng Cui, Deming Liu, Ying Wang, and Feng Tu, "Method for effectively utilizing tunable one-pump fiber parametric wavelength converters as an enabling device for WDM routers," Opt. Express 17, 1454-1465 (2009)

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